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Romelu Lukaku achieves 100 Belgian caps

At just 28 years old, Romelu Lukaku became the sixth man to achieve 100 caps for Belgium on Sunday during the World Cup Qualifier against Czech Republic.

Romelu Lukaku celebrated his 100th Belgium cap on Sunday at the World Cup Qualifier game against the Czech Republic when he scored his 67th international goal. Belgium won the game 3-0. The Chelsea striker ran down the field to collect Hans Vanaken’s through ball, scoring the first goal of the night. It was Eden Hazard who scored the second, and Lukaku scored again to put the team up to a comfortable three to nothing.

Lukaku is now the sixth man to reach 100 caps. His current teammate Jan Vertonghen holds the record at 132, so Lukaku still has a while to go to catch up with him, but at just 28 years old, he’s well on his way.

Lukaku is Belgium’s top goalscorer, with 67 goals as of Sunday’s game. In second place is Eden Hazard, with less than half Lukaku’s number at 33 goals scored.

With this win, Belgium is now at the top of Group E with a six-point lead over the Czechs.